MAN IN ARMOR
This is a big and heavy diorama (6 ft high, 3.5 ft wide and 1 ft deep) which reflects one of its names, Alexander the Great. It is made entirely of wood except for the cape which is a canvas like cloth which I painted.
Jan Six was a friend of Rembrandt and a collector of his work. He was a well known writer and burgomaster of Amsterdam.
The size of this diorama reflects his importance (7.5 ft, 4 ft wide and 1 ft deep). Once again, everything is made of wood except the cape which is canvas like painted cloth.
Also called "The Sampling Officals of the Cloth-Makers Guild at Amsterdam" is one of the artist best know paintings (Dutch Master's Cigars made sure of that).